An engrossing film noir with Mickey Rooney, Peter Lorre, and Jeanne Cagney. Needing money for a date, Rooney borrows $20 from the cash register, starting a chain of events that includes car theft, burglary, and possibly murder. Read more at the IMDB. (The video is interlaced in both the MPEG2 file and the Cinepack. If viewing with VLC, deinterlace with menu-path Video/Deinterlace/Blend.) This is a better copy than the previous versions that were uploaded...
Keywords: suspense; noir; crime; Mickey Rooney; Peter Lorre
Downloads: 145,657 (12 reviews)
|The Saint Louis Bank Robbery|
No more uploads I was very satisfied with FTP uploading at archive.org. I was able to see exactly how much of the upload had been completed. I was able to see the rate at which the upload was progressing. And, perhaps most important of all, I was able to resume an interrupted upload. In other words, if I had uploaded 90% of a file when the connection was lost, all I had to do was reconnect and upload the remaining 10%...
Keywords: Steve McQueen; Crahan Denton; David Clarke; bank robbery; heist; Saint Louis; St. Louis; pdmovies
Downloads: 96,038 (11 reviews)
|Woman on the Run|
In San Francisco, a woman tries to track down her husband, who is hiding from a killer and from the police. The IMDB entry is here.
Keywords: noir; crime; suspense; thriller; murder; witness
Downloads: 51,231 (11 reviews)
|Whistle Stop - Seymour Nebenzal , Philip Yordan|
When beautiful Mary (Ava Gardner) returns home to her "whistle stop" home town, long-standing feelings of animosity between two of her old boyfriends leads to robbery and murder.
Keywords: Drama; Crime; Film-Noir; Ava Gardner
Downloads: 32,950 (7 reviews)
|Too Late for Tears|
This is pure noir. Lizabeth Scott and Arthur Kennedy are a couple who receive a satchel full of money that was intended for someone else (Dan Duryea). He wants to turn the cash over to the authorities; she wants to keep it---no matter what the consequenses: "Jane, Jane, what's happening to us---what's happening. The money sits down there in an old leather bag and yet it's tearing us apart. It's poison, Jane...
Keywords: noir; suspense; murder; crime
Downloads: 116,822 (14 reviews)
|The Man Who Cheated Himself - Felix E. Feist|
"Tough cop helps his lover cover up the shooting of her wealthy husband. Mainstream noir, primarily distinguished by its acting and San Francisco visuals." - noir expert Spencer Selby Cast: Lee J. Cobb, John Dall, Jane Wyatt, Lisa Howard. 81 min.
Downloads: 59,453 (19 reviews)
|The Big Combo - Boo|
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047878/ Police captain Peterson (Robert Middleton) storms into the office of police Lt. Leonard Diamond (Cornel Wilde) critical of Diamond's spending exorbitant amounts of the city budget and his own personal money in an attempt to arrest a crime boss Mr. Brown (Richard Conte). Peterson says it is a waste of time trying to find something incriminating to bring Mr. Brown to justice because his crime combo does business without accounting books, and furthermore Peterso...
Keywords: syndicate, crime, Cornel Wilde, Brian Donlevy, film noir, Lee Van Cleef, Earl Holliman, Robert Middleton
Downloads: 53,492 (14 reviews)
|Behind Green Lights|
The action begins when a car occupied by the corpse of a sleazy private detective glides down a hill and winds up in front of a police station. (The title of the film stems from the fact that police stations used to have green lights at the entrance.) Currently (2010-02-23) the movie is rated 7.2 at the IMDB! Some of the stars are William Gargan, Carole Landis, John Ireland, Charles Russell, and Don Beddoe...
Keywords: William Gargan; crime; drama; noir; murder; mystery; police; reporters; John Ireland; Charles Russell; Don Beddoe
Downloads: 55,956 (24 reviews)
"Wealthy businessman survives attempt by wife to have him killed, makes it look like she succeeded and starts a new life in small town as auto mechanic. Variation on idea elevated to noir importance by The Killers (1946), where victim of femme fatale tries to abandon the city and his past identity." - noir expert Spencer Selby
Downloads: 200,118 (36 reviews)